There are a few qrp events I want to get in on as a portable qrp station w/ my kx1, sporadic E's, Perseids shower, more EME (just made my first QSO's this month!), cqww vhf... to name a few..
In terms of on-air activity, aside from my usual attempts to further my quest for the Quixote award, I have the following items on the to-do list:
- RAC, which I'm tentatively planning to use as a chance to dabble with SO2R operating
- Figure out how I can get some practice in sending/receiving QTC's before WAE
Also, as a result of Field Day, I'm starting to get an itch (above and beyond the accumulated mosquito bites) to equip myself to play on the satellites a bit more.
IARU, presuming no family conflicts this year.
ANNOUNCING the 19th Annual WASHFest 2014, The South Hills Hamfest, Sunday, 23 February 2014.
Located at the Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall, State Route 88 (Library Road) at Grove Road, Castle Shannon PA., ~ 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
[From Downtown, Take the Liberty Bridge across the Mon, go through the Liberty Tunnel, then turn onto SR 51 South to SR 88]
Talk-in on N3SH/R 146.955 - and N3FB/R 443.650 + (131.8 PL).
See you there!
Looking to work some state sponsored QSO parties.
CA, MI & PA.
Might I suggest for the holiday;
For me, it is now summer antenna work mode. I need to fix the vertical that the XYL destroyed with the weed wacker a while ago. Last year, I finally got a horizontal antenna up. Now it's time to get it up correctly, and as far from the noisy house as possible. It would still be good to have something directional for the higher bands before November SS contest gets here, not to mention DX contests.
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Finish refurbishing the beam and get it up on the tower. Put up the new and improved 160 antenna. Check the mail every day for my Yemen and Bhutan QSL cards.
I love radio.
I'm still working on getting the tower + BIG yagi up. My new target is the IARU contest.